Lives In: Salt Lake City, UT
About Me: Wife to Brett, mama to Olive Bee, and founder of BURU. Born a Southern Girl, I now live in SLC by way of NYC and Beijing.
Immediately after Olive Bee was born, I realized that my personal style needed a shift. I discovered that no one in the online retail market was catering to the fashionable mom who wants to wear her favorite brands through every phase of motherhood (particularly while nursing). With the help of my husband and the support of our families to help care for Olive, I hit the ground running to curate a collection from top ready-to-wear brands to accommodate every facet of motherhood – from pregnancy to the playground, from breastfeeding to the boardroom. And so, in September of 2013, Shop BURU – a multi-brand ecommerce site dedicated to #momstyle was born.
Hire Me For/I'm Good At (what are your skills mama):
Styling. Though I am a technically a “Jill of all trades” for BURU, buying and styling are my most important roles. I love to help a new mother discover her #momstyle with a collection of key pieces that take her everywhere she needs to go.
Writing. Every week on BURU’s blog, I post a Real MOM Monday. I am very candid about motherhood. I write openly about being Bipolar, my marriage, my struggles, my joys, and numerous other subjects that appeal to our moms. I believe sharing openly and honestly connect us, and the response from our readers is proof in the pudding.
Interested In: Collaborations. I love working with creative moms in unique ways. I believe we are much stronger together.
Mama Likes: Travel. Travel. Travel. Hands down my favorite. With my family in tow of course. And wine. I do like wine.
Mama Inspiration: My own mother. I hope that I can show Olive Bee the unconditional love that Mona has shown me.
Brands that most reflect your style or that you’d want to work with: It’s hard to say. I truly love every brand that we carry at BURU, but I constantly gravitate to Rachel Comey, Mara Hoffman, and 10 Crosby by Derek Lam. I suppose if I could wear a Markus Lupfer sequin sweater everyday…I would. And I am over the moon for some of our newest additions – Ryan Roche, House of Holland, and Love Shack Fancy.
Words you live by/quotes you love: You win more flies with honey. AKA - Be Nice.